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ReykjavikNorth American travelers are warming up to Iceland thanks to recommendations by new books, magazine articles and TV shows, moving the country up on American “bucket lists” as a must-see destination in 2012. 
Arctic LobsterAccording to the Washington Flyer: Iceland is slowly grabbing the attention of the culinary world, and for good reason—especially in Reykjavik. 
Inspired by IcelandIn a historical move Icelanders open their homes to tourists this winter – and you’re invited! Check out the unique Icelandic experiences on offer and see how you can enjoy Iceland like a local- with the locals! 
Viking HorseTake an adventure trip to Iceland that recreates several of the activities seen on ABC's Born to Explore including a luxurious dip in the famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. 
Iceland MapCheck out Gray Line Iceland's new virtual 3D map of Iceland including "must see" sites, lesser known destinations, and natural wonders like Aurora Borealis. 
Reykjavik Arts Festival“Reykjavik enjoys a surprisingly energetic and inspiring community of artists, musicians, writers and designers. The city is the home of around 30 festivals annually which focus on everything between tango and the Icelandic horse, design and cutting edge theater.” 
Iceland FunLonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2012 is hot off the presses. After hundreds of nominations for cities and countries and over 3000 votes for the finalists, the results are in and the winner of the Best in Travel Readers’ Choice award 2012 is…Iceland for best destination and Reykjavik for best city! 
SnaefellsjokullDusk falls on a primeval landscape on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. A final relic from the world’s last ice age, this North Atlantic island nation is a world of knife-cut valleys, gargantuan fjords, monumental cliffs, black-sand beaches, thundering waterfalls, and silent white glaciers. 

See our beautiful Viking horses at Iceland's favorite Landsmot horse show Jun 25th til July 1st 2012.

 
Northern LightsIt’s Northern Lights season in Iceland and we’ve got the hot ticket on special offers to see this spectacular natural phenomenon. Although Aurora Borealis can’t be “booked,” 2011 and 2012 promise the best northern lights displays in more than a decade. 
Dateline IcelandHot of the Press - Check out the latest issue of Dateline Iceland with what's new and happening in the inspiring country of Iceland. 

Geopark IcelandUNESCO has added Iceland to its Global Network of National Geoparks, with Katla Geopark in south Iceland which includes the infamous Eyjafjallajokull volcano.

 
Imagine PeaceThe Imagine Peace Tower was built by Yoko Ono in tribute to her late husband and is a beam of light emanating from a wishing well monument lit each year from Oct 9 - Dec 8. Visitors can take a boat tour to the small island and enjoy a tribute concert and dinner. 
Reykjavik"For a quick taste of Reykjavik head for the area around Laekjartorg and the adjoining Austurstraeti pedestrianised area nearby, a favorite meeting place for locals during the day when they stroll around or sit on benches eating their lunchtime sandwiches." 
IcelandairIcelandair will begin service from Denver, Colorado in May 2012 with four flights a week to Reykjavik, Iceland. Flights will depart from Denver International Airport with non-stop flights to Reykjavik. To celebrate service from the Mile-High City, Icelandair is offering the Mile-High Getaway to Iceland starting from $679 per person. 
reykjavikVisitors to Iceland this week can enjoy the Reykjavik Film Festival (RIFF) taking place at venues throughout the capital city September 22nd through October 2nd. 
Northern LightsFrom $675 includes round-trip air, 3 nights hotel, glacier walk, Northern Lights & lobster, and luxurious spa visit. Oh my! 
Blue LagoonDeparture dates are available all weekdays from August 9, 2011 until April 30, 2012. This offer is available for a limited time so book before September 10th! 
Iceland AirwavesThe hottest ticket of the cultural season is Reykjavik's Airwaves Music Festival where 50 new artists have been announced. Get a package deal from Icelandair! 
Hotel KletturThe newly opened Hotel Klettur in beautiful downtown Reykjavik has a sense of whimsy with a rock breaking through the wall where one can imagine that this was done to keep Icelandic elves in the rock happy. 
ReykjavikThe City of Reykjavik has received the prestigious designation as a UNESCO City of Literature. This is an exciting development for Iceland’s capital city which enjoys a respected literary culture rich in ancient medieval literature. 

This celebration of Iceland’s food culture takes place for the first time in Reykjavík this fall. Experience Icelandic cuisine made from the freshest harvest straight from the farm, feast on special festival menus at restaurants and meet farmers at the market.

 

 
Seljalandsfoss waterfallNow for a short time, Icelandair Hotels is giving you your FIRST NIGHT FREE at the newly renovated Reykjavik Natura Hotel. 
Akureyri"This island nation is famous for its haunting natural beauty: dramatic landscapes of glaciers, snowy peaks, spectacular waterfalls, plus grazing Icelandic horses and an amazing array of wildlife." 
Viking HorseLovers of Iceland's Viking horse can experience a digital riding tour where users choose from a variety of gaits as well as which stunning Icelandic landscape they’d like to traverse 
Blue LagoonGet all your luxury pampering in this summer at the beautiful and unique Blue Lagoon in Iceland. Check out this cool video! 
BjorkBjork will make a special appearance at the 2011 Iceland Airwaves music festival October 12-16 performing new songs from her forthcoming Biophilia studio album. Check out Icelandair's Airwaves packages from $519. 
Blue LagoonIceland Express has a hot summer deal but seats are limited so book early!! Travel dates August 15th to September 15th. 
Jake GyllenhaalIn Man vs. Wild, guest star Jake Gyllenhaal joins adventurer host Bear Grylls on a 2-day trek across the breathtaking Icelandic landscape. 
Reykjavik"Endless summer sunlight lets you squeeze gallery going, whale watching, horseback riding and seafood savoring into one long weekend." 
Reykjavik NaturaHotel Loftleidir in Reykjavik opens this month after extensive renovations with a new look and a completely new name: Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura!
 
Blue LagoonIf you’re keen on seeing the Blue Lagoon for yourself but can’t wait for your next trip to Iceland – check out their new live webcam. 

ReykjavikIcelandic Independence Day is June 17. Parades and events are held throughout the country, culminating in a spectacular fireworks show.

 

 
GeyserIcelandic Mountain Guides have added a new twist to the favorite tour in Iceland, The Golden Cicle, with a boat ride on a glacial lagoon and a walk on Langjokull glacier. 
East IcelandHotel prices and airfares are down which is great news for the North American traveler who wants to visit beautiful Iceland. 

EyjafjallajokullRagnar Th. Sigurdsson has spent years photographing Iceland’s volcanoes and his images of last year’s Eyjafjallajökull eruption are featured in the pages of TIME Magazine.

 
GrimsvotnThe Grimsvotn Volcanic eruption is over. No volcanic activity has been detected since early Saturday morning. The Grímsvötn eruption started on Saturday, May 21. After two days of intense activity, the eruption petered out, and was all but over last Wednesday. According to the Department of Civil Protection, there is still considerable clean-up work to be done in the aftermath of the eruption. 
Edge of the Arctic: Whale watchingThis NEW tour offered out of northern Iceland includes 2 days on a beautiful ship with deep sea fishing and fresh catch barbequed on board. 
Reykjavik"Reykjavik bears the distinction of being the world’s northernmost capital, and for many Icelandic visitors it also serves as a gateway to the rugged adventure." 
East IcelandThis exciting new interline partnership opens up new travel opportunities for travelers connecting between JetBlue’s network in the USA and Icelandair’s network in Iceland and throughout Europe. 
Blue Lagoon“Iceland is also offering bargains for tourists…It uses the krona, not the Euro, so travelers are getting pretty good exchange rates.” 
Harpa"Its population may be Cincinnati-sized, but Iceland has an impressive music scene: a native orchestra; a cutting-edge music festival, Airwaves; and of course maverick musician Björk." 
Jokulsarlon Glacial LagoonSave $150 per person on this 7-day island exploration which visits four National Parks and includes whale watching. 
ReykjavikEnjoy Iceland in Spring from $399 including taxes and charges. Book by May 9th for this special offer! 
Hallgrimskirkja Church"No matter where you are in Iceland's capital city, chances are you'll be able to spot the towering steeple of this most unusual concrete structure." 
Blue lagoonChristine McConville encounters wild reindeer, waterfalls, glaciers and fabulous cheese... 

Eyjafjallajokull VolcanoWhat a difference a year makes! The eruption drew thousands of tourists and created a hotbed of new volcano tours, and a 33% increase of N. American travelers for the first three months of 2011.

 
ReykjavikIncludes roundtrip airfare, 2 nights hotel and for a limited time a FREE Reykjavik Bike Tour. 
Baejarins BeztuVictoria Haschka visits the famous Baejarins Beztu hot dog stand and discovers what Icelander's have known for decades - we have the world's best hot dogs! 
Eyjafjallajokull"Volcanoes make unforgettable sightseeing and unique activities for the adventurous traveler." Check out this gorgeous slide show...especially No.2! 
VikFor some surfers Iceland is the new Hawaii. "Each journey along Iceland's coast brings an experience rich in wide open spaces and waves, along with an appreciation for the isolation that exists out there." 
HighlandsJonathan B. Tourtellot’s Volcanic Odyssey across Iceland’s austere interior takes in a black glacier, some red hot controversies, and lessons on living with lava. 
GullfossAccording to Budget Traveler: “Located on the southwest coast of Iceland, this is one of the most unconventional-looking waterfalls around.” 
The folks at Reykjavik By Day and Night invite you to take a behind the scenes tour of this vibrant capital city with a private chauffeur and discover the downtown scene with VIP entrance to the hottest night spots. 
West FjordsThe celebrated Icelandic music festival "Aldrei fór ég suður" takes place April 22-23 in Iceland's West Fjords which was ranked by Loney Planet as a Top Region for 2011 
South IcelandIn celebration of Icelandair’s flights from Washington, D.C., Icelandair is holding a photo contest to send one lucky winner and a guest on the trip of a lifetime. 
Northern Lights"The Northern Lights bring a lot of people to Iceland. Sitting under a blanket staring up into a colourful sky is a very romantic way to spend an evening." by Emily Marsland. 
Offer valid for travel May - October - BOOK NOW!Icelandair Icelandair begins seasonal service from Washington, Dulles to its hometown Reykjavík beginning May 17th. 
WestfjordsAccording to Lonely Planet, this beautiful and untamed region is "a secret and overlooked corner of the country that this year might be too hard to ignore." 
Viking horseCheck out the lovable and beautiful Viking horse March 26 - April 2, 2011. Parades, horse farm visits, movies, fairs, festivities and more! 

Walk across Iceland this summer with Icelandic Mountain Guides through a stark landscape peppered with monster waterfalls, active volcanoes, and blue glaciers.

 
horseMention Dateline Iceland at time of booking for a 5% discount on summer 2011 departures. 
Church ReykjavikBuild your own budget packages with Icelandair include air, hotel and for a limited time a FREE tour. 
Harpa House"Iceland is stepping up the cultural offerings with Reykjavik’s new Harpa-Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre." 
Blue Lagoon Spa"While sipping juice, I exfoliated with lava, then hydrated with algae, and felt very far away from the rest of the world, which is precisely what you're looking for when you're at a spa." 
South ShoreIceland Express offers year round flights from New York and seasonal flights from Boston, Chicago and Winnipeg. 
A new year brings new reasons to explore the world and Iceland's on the top of the list! 
seafoodStunning sunsets and steaming outdoor pools await travelers visiting Reykjavik on a European stopover in winter. 
Northern LightsThis affordable European destination is primed to lure adventure-seeking travelers with a favorable Icelandic krona exchange rate. 
Reykjavik CityThe Wall Street Journal scuba dives in Iceland's glacial water and advises other travelers on what to do, where to eat and where to stay in the island country. 
Northern LightsOtherworldly landscapes, liquid-green aurora borealis, fresh seafood, fabulous shopping, 13 Yuletide lads and more... 

EyjafjallajokullThis cool video shows lava-covered Iceland after its enormous volcanic eruption.

 
Inspied by IcelandFor the nationwide, all-citizen, global marketing campaign, "Inspired by Iceland." 

Hotel Akureyri is the newest addition to Icelandair Hotels and will open with 63 rooms on June 1st 2011.

 
Blue LagoonVisit Iceland where lavish experiences and affordability intersect. 
Iceland ExpressBreak the ice not the bank! These rates go fast so hurry.... 
Northern LightsNormally only seen in winter, there is a prediction of increased Northern Lights activity in the next coming months across Iceland. 
WaterfallBoston or New York to Reykjavik from $399, special deals to Oslo, Copenhagen & more, upgrades to Economy Comfort or Saga Class. 
Keflavik AirportThe new nonstop service between JFK and Reykjavik begins June 1st - tickets are on on sale now! 

Imagine Peace TowerTo celebrate what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday she'll light the Imagine Peace Tower in Reykjavik on October 9th.

 
Gay Pride ParadeIceland legalizes gay marriage and shines with Gay Pride.
 
The traveler’s bible urges, “there really is no better time to go!”
 
Read about great travel tips in this article including a 5-day package from $649.
 
Harpa HouseIceland will make it onto the map of N. American meeting planners with the opening of Harpa, Reykjavik’s stunning new waterfront concert hall & conference center in May 2011.
 
The Blue LagoonOf all the bathing holes in the world, the Blue Lagoon ranks 3rd in aquatic places to see and be seen. 
Reykjavik cityIf you fly with Iceland Express and decide to stop over, they’ll give you a free night at a Reykjavík hotel. 
AirwavesIceland's Rocking Music Line Up! Don't miss the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival this year October 13-17. 
Icelandair has the hot ticket for travelers who want to experience a trip as seen on "The Bachelorette" 

Located South of Reykjavik, this wild volcanic archipelago of 15 islands is full of surprises.

 
 Inspired by IcelandSend online postcards, listen to Icelandic music, watch videos, spectacular images, streaming content, or even leave a message on how Iceland has been an inspiration to you. 
To celebrate one year of service from Seattle, Icelandair is offering special anniversary fares to Iceland. 
Iceland volcanoWhether by plane, helicopter, snowmobile or super jeep, travelers can get spectacular views of the world famous Eyjafjallajokull volcano. 
Blue Lagoon CheersExplore Iceland’s delicious secrets on this inspiring culinary journey where travelers take in extraordinary nature and experience the tastes & textures of local ingredients to discover how fresh food really should taste. 
Hjalparfoss Waterfall$499 P.P. Roundtrip Airfare Includes Two Nights’ Hotel and Breakfasts 
Iceland Express, a low-cost airline from Iceland, has announced that it will now offer flights from the United States and Canada this summer. 
Iceland made the list of 12 island destinations on the ISLANDS Magazine's Wish List 2010 alongside the luxury resort Hotel Ranga. 
For the latest on Iceland arts, culture and outdoor adventures,plus money saving packages,
 
April 26th: All airports are now open in Iceland, and plume activity seems to be slowly declining. Flight schedules are returning to normal, and passengers are asked to monitor flight schedules closely on travel industry web sites. 
The Icelandic Tourist Board would like to assure that travelers to Iceland from North America are perfectly safe and flights are on schedule although some roads in South Iceland have been temporarily closed. Daily life in Iceland is just as usual but unfortunately air travel in mainland Europe has been severely disrupted. 
Icelandic WaterfallUSA Today highlights Iceland as a 2010 Destination to Watch for travelers who are looking to, "soak in the Blue Lagoon, hike glaciers and dance all night.” 
Hurtigruten invites you to cruise to the wild and beautiful lands explored by the Vikings. 
Pamper yourself with a 4-day spa visit to Iceland during Northern Lights Season now only $891 pp. Air, hotel, breakfasts, saunas, massages & the Blue Lagoon are all included!! 
Northern LightsIceland is now one of the ten best value vacation destinations in the world according to the Lonely Planet’s new Best in Travel 2010 book, just released. 
The World Economic Forum just released its annual Global Gender Gap Report ranking Iceland as number one in gender equality. 
Reykjavik Church"Reykjavík’s cafés, industrial-chic nightspots, and restaurants more affordable than ever." 
ThingvellirThe "Iceland: Land Of Fire And Ice” cruise serves a destination that Tauck’s customers have expressed strong interest in visiting. 
"Northern LightsIceland is where the landscape seems alive, where volcanoes, geysers, & waterfalls abound. Of all the bewitching natural phenomena, the northern lights are the most spectacular." 
Waterfall Iceland“There is something fascinatingly on the edge, and edgy, about Iceland. It is not quite Europe, and not quite North America. And, if you are very lucky, you, too, will be able to see the elves.” 
Fishing in IcelandThe beloved New York Post columnist dishes on her fabulous and adventurous stay in Iceland in the article, "Iceland Beckons and I Become Bait." 
Blue Lagoon SpaAirfare is falling, and hotel prices have been slashed. Now is the perfect time to experience Iceland's spa getaways, nature adventures and the Northern Lights. 
Blue LagoonAir, 2 nights hotel & the Golden Circle Tour with geysers and waterfalls! Book by October 22nd… 
ABC News Picks Iceland as one of Blue Lagoon8 Places to Travel Before Summer's End 
BjorkOur very own Bjork graces the cover of Interview Magazine's latest issue and discusses her new Voltaic CD/DVD. 
IdavellirThor, Odin and the rest of the gang are alive and well at the new center of Norse Mythology, Idavellir, which opens in the town of Hveragerdi on July 4th. 
FossHotel LaugarStay in downtown Reykjavik or explore the dramatic countryside for LESS with Fosshotels. 
SeattleWe are excited to announce Icelandair's new year-round service between Seattle, Washington and Reykjavik, Iceland. 

Northern LightsIt’s a big world out there, for sure. But around the globe there are just 44 places that the New York Times recommends people visit in 2009.

 
On Saturday, Feb. 7th, the Wall Street Journal published a mouth-watering article featuring the excellent cuisine scene in Reykjavik. The article highlights the fact that and Icelandic vacation is now less expensive than it has ever been... 
Winter/Spring Getaway - Winter Wellness Getaway - Nordica Spring Getaway 
On New Year’s Day, during a Today Show segment about New Year’s Travel Resolutions with Al Roker, Iceland was Greenberg’s number two choice for travel in 2009 
The other kind of nightlifeIceland is famous for two kinds of night life. One is the manic weekend reveling in the capital, Reykjavik, where young folk stream from bar to bar in the narrow cobblestone streets, drinking, dancing and striking occasional sparks until daybreak. 
Iceland still offers winter fun for tourists despite country's financial trauma 
For the latest on Iceland arts, culture and outdoor adventures, plus money-saving packages, click here.
 It's been a long time since Iceland was on the radar as a bargain destination. But this year, the small country has seen a precipitous 22% drop in the value of its currency against the euro.

This new 384-page travel guide details the best of Iceland, from the hip capital city of Reykjavik to the raw beauty of Iceland's surreal landscape. 
Shopping isn't the first reason that comes to mind when pondering a trip to Iceland. The country's mysterious and stunning landscape, featuring waterfalls, volcanoes and hot springs, is the main draw.
On Grímsey, it's best to walk softly and carry a big stick, literally, to protect yourself from the tenacious terns who will dive-bomb anyone walking through their airport nesting grounds – including the Air Iceland pilots who fly in here three days each week.
With its many volcanoes, glaciers, geysers and wondrous waterfalls, Iceland almost appears otherworldly.

South Iceland is a beautiful area brimming with glaciers, volcanoes. mountains, waterfalls and thermal pools. 

Surprisingly, the most popular sport in Iceland is outdoor swimming in geothermally heated pools - in any weather!  
Iceland specializes in extremes: you can Ski snowfields, raft glacial rivers, ride five-gaited horses, hike among waddling puffins—and there’s enough summer daylight to savor it all.
Once again the golfing tournament of the year is upon us. Yes, it’s the Iceland Open... Okay, so I hadn’t heard of it before either, but playing 18 holes through the midnight hour... 
The midnight sun is a bit disconcerting to new summertime visitors to Iceland. It’s 11:30 p.m. at night, you’ve finished dinner.
Now you can keep an eye on these parrots of the sea with the new Puffin Cam, recently installed outside the main town of the Westman’s largest island, Heimaey. 
Jude Law Takes a Swim in Reykjavik

British actor Jude Law arrived in Iceland with his three children this week and was spotted taking a swim in the Laugardalur thermal pool in Reykjavík yesterday.

“I noticed this was a very handsome man, but I had no idea who he was,” pool clerk Thorunn Green told newspaper Frettabladid. “Not until a customer came out of the dressing room and told me he had put his clothes on next to Jude Law.”

According to Frettabladid, Law is staying at 101 Hotel in downtown Reykjavík and plans to stay for a week. The weather forecast is good and Law is expected to travel to the countryside.

Law was supposed to attend the Elle Style Awards in London yesterday evening, as he had been nominated as best actor, but apparently decided to go on holiday with his family instead.

More news on the Iceland Review website.
A milestone was reached in the construction of The Icelandic National Concert and Conference Centre in Reykjavik when the first concrete was cast in a formal ceremony last weekend. 


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